Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.
Greenfields has 15 Governors who help run the school. The Governing Body is made up of representatives from our parents, staff, Local Authority and the local community. They work incredibly hard to make sure that the school performs as well as it possibly can.
The Governors are : Term From Term To Attendance at
Governors' Meetings 2017-8
Mr George Smith
The governors have established three committees (Curriculum and Standards Committee; Business Committee; and the Children and Families Committee) all of which meet at least once per term.
Charlotte Malik is Chair of the Curriculum & Standards Committee; Samantha Hewitt Chair of the Business Committee; and Rebecca Kirk Chair of the Children & Families Committee.
The Curriculum and Standards Committee works with the school staff to ensure that the pupils receive a balanced curriculum based upon their individual needs and the requirements of the National Curriculum. The Business Committee sets the school budget when the LA has allocated the funding. This is done in consultation with the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher. It then meets throughout the year to monitor the school’s expenditure and to discuss staffing issues. The Children and Families Committee then discusses support for children and families within the community and those children who may have Special Educational Needs or a disability.
Each Governor is a member of (and has subsequent voting rights on) at least one of these three Committees.
There are also three compulsory committees (Disciplinary and Grievance, Complaints and Exclusions Committees) which will meet whenever deemed necessary.
Each Governor (and member of staff) has a statutory duty to to complete a "Register of Pecuniary Interests" each year, setting out the relevant business interests of Governors and details of any other establishments they govern. The register also sets out any relationships between governors and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.
For the current academic year, 2018-19 there is one Governor, a member of the school staff, who has registered a pecuniary interest. This can be viewed by contacting the Headteacher.
The main issues that the Governing Body faced last year (2017-18) were in line with the relevant Committees - namely, the budget for the school and providing appropriate deployment of resources, ensuring good value for money; staffing issues relating to the management of the performance of staff and appraisal; and the support for children and families within the school, working closely with outside agencies.